Gcore launches new DDoS protection PoP in Dubai

Gcore launches new DDoS protection PoP in Dubai

Gcore, a global Edge AI, cloud, network and security solutions provider, has announced the launch of a new DDoS protection Point-of-Presence (PoP) for its robust global Edge network, in Dubai. 

The company has more than 30 protection PoPs across six continents including Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East. The new Dubai filtering point allows customers to take advantage of advanced DDoS protection services without delay.

By opening the Dubai PoP and expanding its global protection footprint, Gcore has increased the capacity of its defensive network. The company is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to mitigating attacks that target businesses, governments and critical infrastructure, both in the UAE and across the world. 

The latest Gcore Radar report highlighted the surging threat of high-volume attacks globally, with peak attack volume doubling from 800Gbps in the first half of 2023 to 1.6Tbps in the second half of the same year. Given that unprotected networks can be overwhelmed with a modest attack of just 300Gbps, a 1.6Tbps attack puts companies at severe risk of downtime, which can have a negative financial and reputational impact.

“The filtering centre in Dubai puts us at the heart of the UAE, reassuring customers that their vital communications and services are shielded against DDoS attacks,” said Andrey Slastenov, Head of Security at Gcore. “Local PoPs are essential for stable, fast and secure connectivity, and as an international business hub Dubai deserves nothing less than a rapid and resilient response to all DDoS threats.”   

With immediate effect, traffic from the UAE region will be handled by the Dubai PoP, which offers a high level of performance:

  • Less than 1ms latency in Dubai
  • 5-10ms latency in other regions of UAE
  • 1Tbps total filtering capacity

SLA of 99.99%

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